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									What if it hurts the heart


                                              My heart hurts - probably this phrase at least once in the life of
                                              each person says, unconsciously rubbing his hand the sternum or
                                              the left side of the chest, where there were uncomfortable
                                              sensations. We instinctively protects his most important vital
                                              organs, so the pain in the heart, never goes unnoticed and is
                                              answered by a serious concern - even if it is not too strong.
                                              Among the reasons for seeking medical help pain in the area
                                              where is located the heart, are the frequency in the first place.

                                              What have pains in your heart? Perhaps, in this case, the
                                              symptoms most diverse:

                                              observed in nature stabbing, aching, pulling, pinching pain,
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                                              burning, pressure, piercing colic;

to localize the pain may be concentrated on a small area, cover the whole chest, radiate to the left shoulder or
the whole hand, to bring them to the shoulder blade, neck and even the lower jaw down to the stomach;

the duration of pain in the heart may be limited to a few minutes, hours or harass person several days;

pain may be of a continuing nature and intensity, or change the motion of the body, arms, shoulder turn, when
breathing;

appearance of pain may occur during physical exertion or emotional stress and at rest, to be associated with
the process of eating.

Why hurt your heart? The reason may be due to the presence of a human heart disease: angina, rheumatism,
heart attack, inflammation affecting the heart itself, and the shell. Just as often, the pain sensation in the area
of the heart are caused by diseases of other organs, and this happens when struck in the thoracic spine and
ribs, the gastrointestinal tract, there are signs of neurosis, etc.

Pain in my heart: the classification of reasons

Heart pain is the most common reason for calling emergency or urgent visit. By genesis, doctors have identified
two major groups of cardiac pain:

angioznye experienced by a patient with coronary artery disease at different stages of the disease;

cardialgiae arising on a background of inflammation, disease or congenital heart disease, as well as IRR
(vascular dystonia).

Angioznye heart pain related to insufficient blood supply to the myocardium, also called ischemic or
stenokarditicheskimi. Usually they are paroxysmal in nature and occur during physical effort or under stress,
that is, when there is a need for increased blood flow, and for pain relief person is usually enough to calm
down, relax and take drugs. Most often angioznaya pain felt like burning, pressure, squeezing, it appears in the
retrosternal region, radiating to the left arm, shoulder, mandibular division. May be accompanied by rhythm
disturbances of breathing, feeling short of breath (dyspnea). If the patient is very ill in the heart, he complains
of burning, tearing, squeezing or pressing sensation - must be suspected myocardial infarction in the acute
stage and provide urgent medical assistance.

Cause cardialgia are rheumatic heart disease, damage to the heart muscle (myocarditis), inflammation of the
pericardium (pericardial). The patient complains that in a long time heart aches: tunic, aches, pain bottled left
side of sternum, aggravated by coughing and deep breathing easy. Admission anesthetics can bring some relief.

"Non-cardiac" causes heartache
Another large group of reasons why a person has a sore heart, with the very heart has nothing to do in these
cases the pain provoked by other organs.

Pain in the area of the heart can be caused breast sciatica (or intercostal neuralgia), and costal cartilage
pathologies. The pain increases or decreases when the person bends, turns body, deep breathing, moving his
hands. Standard "cardiac" drugs in this case does not affect the intensity of pain.

Propagating through the intercostal space rather severe pain can be the first symptom of an infectious disease
Herpes zoster - zoster.

In neurotic patients also often hurts the heart; attacks occur periodically, do not last long, are located on a
small area. Patients determine their status as "stabs in the chest," "whining" or difficult to characterize the
feelings.

If a person is under stress or depressed, he may experience pain localized in the neck and shoulder. Fear that
begins the "heart attack", usually only aggravates the state, in fact, this pain is associated exclusively with
muscle tension, and it is able to explain to the patient any cardiologist.

Flatulence can cause pain in the heart: the physical pressure causes some disruptions of cardiac function.

It happens that the pain in the heart area due to diseases of the stomach and pancreas. In this case, one can
trace a clear dependence of pain from taking a particular food or from starvation periods.

Pain in the region of the heart can occur when osteochondrosis, distortion or weakening in the thoracic spine,
pinching the nerve root (cardiac nerve), etc.

What if it hurts your heart?

First of all, to see a specialist (cardiologist, cardiac surgeon) and carefully go through the designated
examination to establish the causes of pain in the heart.

What methods are used today in the study of cardiac function? They are most common, and specific diagnostic
kit in each case determined by the attending physician.

The well-known electrocardiogram - ECG removal - is mandatory procedure under any suspicion of heart
disease. Also commonly used stress ECG - fixing data during exercise (usually velometriya or treadmill test),
and Holter ECG (electrocardiogram when removed during the day). / Li>

Often, the doctor prescribes a graphical recording of heart sounds and noises (phonocardiography), a study of
valves and heart muscle, as well as the rate of blood flow in the cardiac cavities by ultrasonic waves
(echocardiography). Coronary arteries are studied using radiopaque (coronary angiography). How well the
myocardium supplied with blood, can reveal radionuclide diagnostics (scintigraphy).

To exclude other organs as the cause of pain in the heart, patients received study spine (X-ray, CT, MRI),
consulting orthopedics, neurology, gastroenterology, and even a therapist.

Experienced cardiologists know that some (and quite accurate) conclusions can be drawn, carefully listening to
the patient. When a man paints his feelings in detail, leads and demonstrates a kind of diary of a doctor and
nature of pain in the heart area - most likely the heart itself is not to blame. Also on the "external" source of
pain indicated by the patients of the different duration of seizures, severe and very disturbing heartbeat - of
course, if the person is not found heart failure. But if the patient remembers all your pain, but describes them
sparingly and grudgingly - have a great chance to diagnose a serious disease.

In any case, remember, most importantly, what to do if it hurts the heart - to see a specialist cardiologist and
give him the right to draw conclusions about your health.

Once diagnosed, a cardiologist prescribe a course of treatment that is necessary to pass in full. It can be as few
procedures at the chiropractor (if chest pain associated with heart disease), and other emergency angioplasty
or surgery, you need to save your life.
Remember, if you experience burning, pulling, stabbing or aching pain in the heart during stress, coughing,
movement or just occasionally, if you have splits or aching in the heart, the reason can only be a specialist to
find out.

								
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